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PBS
Jul 22, 2011 12:30am PDT
grave of adolf hitler's deputy the grave of rudolf hess has been leveled in southern germany. the ashes will be scattered at sea. neo-nazi groups tried to stage rallies there every year. >> this brown patch of ground is all that remains of the final resting place of one of the most notorious figures of nottie germany. rudolf hess was buried in a grave in a small church in the bavarian -- in a bavarian town. >> we had to regulate close the greater around the anniversary of his birthday and there were major disturbances. if there were marches by certain groups to -- and the whole town was in turmoil. there was a huge police presence. >> this is what they want to avoid, groups of neo-nazis descending and paying homage to hit there's deputy. -- hit there's deputy. -- hitler's deputy. >> it is good that it is now gone. we hope they do not come back. >> he was one of hitler's closest aides. after the war, he was imprisoned and killed himself in a berlin prison in 1987. since that time, according to the wishes of his will, he laid in this churchyard in a grave carrying the epitaph "i dared." t
PBS
Jul 21, 2011 6:00pm PDT
rudolf hess has been exhumed. his remains have been cremated and his ashes will be scattered at sea. neo-nazi groups try to stage rallies there every year. >> a brown patch of ground is all the remains of the final resting place of one of the most notorious figures and not see germany. rudolf hess was buried in a small grave. >> we had to close the graveyard regularly about the anniversary of his birthday and there was major disturbances. there were marches by certain groups. the whole town was in turmoil. there was a huge police presence. >> this is what they want to avoid. groups of neo-nazis to send it -- descended and played homage to hit their posterity. this situation is now a relief to the people. >> we hope that they don't come back. >> rudolf hess was one of hitler's closest aides. he parachuted into scotland in an attempt at peace. after the war, he was imprisoned and killed himself in a berlin prison in 1987. since that time, he had played in this churchyard in a grave caring the epitaph "i am dead." a decision was finally reached between his family and the churches famil
CNN
Jul 22, 2011 6:00am PDT
rudolf hess who was gutierrexhumed andd and scattered over a lake. what the town officials were saying, his marked grave site was being used as a shrine to some 7,000 neonazis who would visit that town, that grave site every year to pay homage to this nazi war criminal. he was, as i was saying, he was a confidant of hitler and had been dictated to by hitler in his book. the town officials were saying this has been in the talks for quite a while now. it's quite unusual for a nazi war criminal or anyone who was found guilty during the nuremberg trials to have a marked grave site. many of those who were executed for being found guilty during the nuremberg trials, they were executed, their bones cremated and then scattered over -- into the sea or into a lake. so it's very unusual that he, himself would have a marked grave. we understand when he was given his life sentence and when he served his life sentence in prison in west berlin, he told officials he wanted to be buried in rosendale where his parents were buried. interesting story. something out of the history books and it could
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